AGC will return to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, for its 2017 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management.
The dates are Monday, January 30, to Wednesday, February 1. AGC will launch the event with a plenary session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on that Monday afternoon and end the conference at 12:00 p.m. on the following Wednesday. On the tentative schedule of conference events are four plenary sessions, twenty-four breakout sessions, two receptions and one luncheon!
Football fans will note that this is the week preceding the Super Bowl. In the past, the conference has conflicted with this annual sporting event, but again this year, the conference will avoid any conflicts with the big game!
On Monday, January 30, AGC will hold pre-conference meetings for the in-house lawyers and risk managers in the AGC family. While primarily intended for such professionals, these parallel meetings will also be open to other representatives of the construction companies that form the core of the association’s membership. Bond producers, insurance brokers and others outside the construction industry are not, however, eligible to attend.
On the same day, the Contract Bonds Advisory Committee of the Surety and Fidelity Association of America will also meet.
AGC’s annual Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management had a quiet beginning as a modest committee meeting. Over the years, it has become a much larger event. It continues, however, to focus on the thoughts leaders in the field of construction risk management. Indeed, its primary objective is to provide them with meaningful opportunities to engage in candid discussion of their respective strengths and weaknesses. Twelve of the twenty-four breakout sessions included in the tentative schedule of events for the 2017 conference will be “discussion groups” specifically designed to encourage the attendees to exchange of information and experience with each other.
This conference serves and supports everyone playing a senior role in construction risk management. That includes all senior executives of the construction companies in the AGC family, and particularly the in-house lawyers and risk managers for these companies.
In addition, and in equal measure, this group includes the sureties, bond producers, insurance carriers, insurance brokers, lawyers and other professionals on whom such executives continue to depend for advice and assistance.
The host hotel is the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For the attendees, AGC reserved a block of rooms in that property and the nearby Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. At this point, both blocks are full but several reasonably-priced alternatives are nearby.
The AGC Forum on Surety Bonding and Risk Management will host the conference. The Chair of this outstanding group is Don Naber, Corporate Risk Manager, Gilbane Building Co.
The attire for all of the business sessions and social events will be business casual.